Group or Private Lessons: Which is for You?

If you want to dance and you are considering taking lessons, you may be trying to decide which is better for you: group lessons, or private lessons. Both have their benefits, though each is more suited to different people, depending upon their needs. So, before you decide, for one reason or another, on a type of lesson, consider some things.

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Private lessons are generally best when you have something specific in mind. Perhaps you need to learn the steps to a certain dance, you have a wedding coming and need to prepare your first dance as a couple, or another event. Private lessons help ensure that you and your needs are the sole focus of the session.

Private lessons can also be more expensive than group lessons. So, if you are considering private lessons, but money is a real concern, you may want to choose group sessions that focus on what you need, but are more affordable. However, private lessons also afford more flexibility for your schedule. If you have a particularly busy schedule and have a hard time making time, private lessons could make it easier for you to schedule your dance.

If you prefer not to be the sole focus of the lesson, a group setting may be the best for you. You can enjoy the energy and experience, and not feel the pressure to perform. However, some feel pressure when surrounded by other people. Your comfort should certainly be a consideration as you decide what’s best.

If you don’t have a specific dance or event in mind, and you just want a new activity in your life for your health, or to shake things up, group lessons are probably the right choice for you. The social element can be good if you are looking for some change in your routine. Also, the increased energy of dance is often amplified even more when it is shared by the people surrounding you.

Private and group dance lessons both serve their purposes. So, when you figure out what you need, or, if you need help deciding, call us at Dance Passion Studio and let us get you dancing.